The history of antivenoms development: Beyond Calmette and Vital Brazil

This review presents the main contributions to our knowledge regarding the development of antivenoms for therapeutic use in victims of venomous animal bites. We cover the progress of serum therapy since tetanus and diphtheria antitoxins in Germany and France until the current scenario of antivenom production worldwide. During these more than 120 years of antivenom development, many researchers contributed to establish what are nowadays the antivenoms used for therapeutic purpose. The history of antivenoms development is fascinating! This review aims to recognize all those who contributed to the establishment of new sera, new methodologies and saving lives: much more than Calmette and Vital Brazil.
Journal
Keywords
Antivenoms;  History;  Serum therapy

metadata.dc.contributor
Document type
Article
Source
Squaiella-Baptistão CC, Sant'Anna OABE, Marcelino JR, Tambourgi DV. The history of antivenoms development: Beyond Calmette and Vital Brazil. Toxicon. 2018 Aug;150:86-95. doi:10.1016/j.toxicon.2018.05.008.
Appears in Collections:
Metrics
URL
URI

Show full item record

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.